OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 flagship smartphones from the Chinese smartphone maker have received huge praise, particularly because of the design, specifications and software. Moreover, the smartphones also helped the company to grab best-selling premium phone brand in India during 2018. The company is well-known for rolling out frequent OS updates with bug fixes, improvements and new features. OnePlus Trolls Apple iPhone After Becoming Leading Indian Smartphone Brand in 2018.
As a part of its Open Beta program, OnePlus rolled out new beta versions with a new test feature. However, the same was pulled when OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users complained that their devices got bricked. Now, a new report has surfaced stating that the latest smartphones from OnePlus are affected by a serious audio bug. OnePlus Was Best Selling Premium Smartphone Brand in 2018: Counterpoint.
— Android Police (@AndroidPolice) January 30, 2019
According to the report from Android Police, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 smartphones are affected with problems concerning poor audio quality during calls or during voice recording on third-party apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. This issue was highlighted by the users by when number of queries were posted on OnePlus forum as well as Reddit mentioning an issue related to poor audio quality in apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.
The users described the issue by reporting low, tinny and distant volume. Moreover, further investigation related to the issue revealed that the software seems to be using the noise cancelling microphone which is provided on the top of the device. Facebook-WhatsApp Integration Not Happening Before 2020; Confirms CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The report also highlighted that not-all third party apps are affected by this problem as Instagram remains unaffected by this bug. OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T and some OnePlus 3 devices are also facing the same problem, which is more sort of a software issue rather than a hardware problem. Also, the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone maker is not the first company to face such issues. We believe that the company will be addressing the issue in the next update or may roll out a patch soon.